Margaret River is one of the most beautiful and luxurious wine destinations on the planet. This is your chance to go there with us and be personally hosted by some of the region’s great women-led wineries.
Get ready for a week of Margs magnificence, as we go deep into the grounds – and cellars! – of some of the regions best wineries, and meet and hear from some of the women in wine who have helped put this extraordinary region on the world map. The itinerary includes exclusive hosted visits to:
- Vasse Felix
- Voyager Estate
- Cullen Wines
- Howard Park
- Arlewood Estate
- Clairault Striker
Plus, we’ll also be filling our days with a curated selection of walking tours, exquisite dining, wine blending classes, relaxing in our luxury lodge setting, beach sojourns and more. As well as a decadent first night in Perth on arrival into WA. You absolutely do not want to miss this!
Limited to just 12 guests this Margaret River tour includes all your accommodation, private transport (including to and from Perth), cellar door visits, special VIP tastings, entry fees, and almost all your meals too. Yay! So, there’s nothing you’ll need to worry about! Except for which glass of wine to have next…
You’ll be experiencing exclusive cellar door and vineyard tastings like no other, personally hosted by the most fabulous women in wine. And you can’t have wine without FOOD of course! We’ve curated a mix of relaxed grazing and top level restaurant dining to tempt your tastebuds all tour long.
Each day is full of exceptional experiences and special surprises you cannot find anywhere else. All thanks to the very special relationships we have developed working with these fabulous wine brands, and women in wine, over several years. Get ready for the full pink carpet treatment!
Please note that this itinerary is subject to change without notice. A final schedule will be sent to you approximately one month before departure.
DAY 1 – Sat 23 October: WELCOME TO PERTH AND THE START OF YOUR WINE DELIGHT.
Make your way from the airport to your home tonight, The QT Hotel, where you will be met on arrival by your host.
Settle in, relax, maybe wander nearby and check out the city. Then get frocked up for your night of delightful wine and ‘Fabulous Ladies’ at a gorgeous welcome dinner, where you will enjoy a fab (and exclusive) start to your luxury getaway…
Overnight accommodation: QT Hotel
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Sun 24 October: TO MARGARET RIVER WE GO
After breakfast this morning, you will join your fellow wine lovers and transfer to Margaret River. Be warned it is an early start this morning as it is quite a distance, but there will be a coffee and comfort break on the way through!
First stop is Vasse Felix where you will indulge in one of the most celebrated wine experiences in Australia!
Here you are going to explore the world of food and wine at Margaret River’s founding wine estate. You will go behind the scenes of winemaking, sharing unique historical insights into the region and all facets of wine production at Vasse Felix.
Not only that, you will meet with Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock as you explore the winery and red barrel hall, before joining her for a tasting of the Wine Collection. Then step into the world of food and wine matching, where you’ll gain insights into Margaret River’s local produce, and the philosophies that guide the Vasse Felix Chefs in their creation of dishes to match with the region’s wines. Enjoy the ultimate treat of a five course tasting menu, paired with wines. Finally select your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take away and share with your friends and family.
Then time to check in to Cape Lodge, relax and enjoy a little lie down (or lld for short) before heading out for a light dinner.
Back to the hotel for a great night’s sleep after a gorgeous day and to get ready for tomorrow!!
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Tastings as mentioned
Day 3 – Mon 25 October: ART OF SPARKLING, GORGEOUS DINING AND SO MUCH MORE…
Today more shenanigans as you spend time indulging in the magic these incredible women-in-wine create.
Post breakfast depart for the ‘Art of Sparkling’ at Howard Park, in their world famous Wine Chapel, one of the most exclusive addresses in WA. This morning you will learn all about the delectable art of sparkling wine. Showcasing real Champagne alongside Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine from the Howard Park, Marchand & Burch and Franck Bonville ranges, you will sample a wide range, discovering the nuanced terroirs of these West Australian and French vineyards. On completion of your sparkling wine tasting, enjoy a delicious charcuterie selection sourced from nearby farms.
Next stop is Voyager Estate, where not only will you indulge in a tasting of their gorgeous organic wines, you will also enjoy a delicious four-course lunch with matching wines. Voyager Estate is one of Australia’s most innovative producers of world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and by 2023 they will be Certified Organic. This one is going to knock your socks off!
It is then time for a quick change at the hotel before heading out for our guided walking tour in Margaret River town this evening. Sampling gin, local produce and more this will give you a different perspective into this part of the world!
To bed you go and tomorrow there is more…
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Walking tour/Tastings
Day 4 – Tues 26 October: CHOCOLATE & WINE & A ‘BLEND YOUR OWN’ CLASS
First up it is time for us to head to Arlewood Estate for a morning of wine and chocolate – oh yes the day has started well.
This morning you will be enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing with a distinctive Italian edge. Rather than single varietals, Arlewood take a more Italian approach, blending varieties to produce wines with complexity and layers of flavour. These are then matched to Temper Temper Chocolate – a local favourite – and one that will definitely tantalise your tastebuds.
It is then time to head to Cullen Wines, the only biodynamic and carbon positive winery in the region. Here it is time to see a different way of winemaking with biodynamic traditions being the driving force overarching every facet. It is a method of farming that treats the vineyard as a living system, which interacts with the environment to build a healthy living soil that helps to nourish the vines and general environment. You will experience this first hand and enjoy tasting the wines and a delicious platter lunch of local produce. Ask as many questions as you need to about this fascinating process.
Then to Clairault Streicker, where you will enjoy your last winery visit by blending your own! You will delve deeper into the world of winemaking with an interactive Wine Blending Experience. You will be guided through the wine blending process to help create your own estate-grown Margaret River wine. Learn the theory behind why wines are blended, then measure, mix and taste a wine perfectly suited to you. Woohoo!
This evening after a lld at the hotel, get ready for our final dinner at Cape Lodge, where you will enjoy a delicious meal perfectly matched to Margaret River Wines, rounding out what has been a superb escape.
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Wine Tastings
Day 5 – Wed 27 October: TIME TO HEAD HOME…
After breakfast it is a reasonably early start back to Perth Airport to connect with flights. Thank you for coming away, it so very much appreciated and look forward to travelling again.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Tour Price: AUD$3695 per person on a twin share basis. AUD$4540 single share per person.
Tour Starts: Perth
Tour Finishes: Perth
Tour Dates: 23 – 27 October 2021
All prices quoted are in Australian dollars.
- Fully escorted from Perth by fabulous lady of travel Andrea Powis & fabulous lady of wine Jane Thomson
- 1 night’s 5-star luxury accommodation, QT Perth
- 3 nights’ 5-star luxury accommodation, Cape Lodge Margaret River
- Breakfast daily and most other meals (as indicated in the itinerary)
- All meals are inclusive of wine (except breakfast….)
- Private guided evening walking tour of Margaret River including tastings and food
- Exclusive welcome wine dinner in Perth
- Private, hosted wine experiences, wining & dining as detailed in the itinerary.
- All winery fees & extras associated with wine entry
- Private transport throughout including airport transfer on departure
- All COVID safe practices throughout
For this gorgeous Margaret River experience you will be personally hosted by Jane Thomson, Founder and CEO of The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society & the Australian Women in Wine Awards, and Andrea Powis, founder of Travelling Divas. Double the fabulous! (Andrea couldn’t keep away from this. She’s just bringing herself along so she doesn’t suffer serious FOMO!!)
PLEASE NOTE: To complete your booking just click on the ‘Book Now’ button above and you will be taken to the Travelling Diva’s website. You will then need to complete and submit the official booking form. Travelling Diva’s are our partners in fabulous wine travel and adventures for women.